Remember the news yesterday that the Detroit Lions had hired Bill Lazor as their new offensive coordinator?
Not so fast.
NFL.com this morning reported that Lazor will be the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. Previous reports had indicated that Lazor would take the Lions' offensive coordinator job under new head coach Jim Caldwell. Instead, he will now join Joe Philbin in Miami.
Lazor previously worked as the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterbacks coach, igniting a breakout year for Nick Foles in Chip Kelly's offensive system. Lazor will now be tasked with bringing an explosive system to Miami, and must work similar magic with Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tanenhill.
Lazor previously worked as an offensive assistant coach under legendary coaching names Dan Reeves, Joe Gibbs and Mike Holmgren. Lazor also has offensive coordinator experience, having held the position with the University of Virginia Cavaliers for three years.
NFL.com's Jeff Darlington, a former beat writer for the Dolphins, received a text message from a member of the Dolphins' staff about the hire:
Text from member of Miami's staff on Lazor: "Good coach. Smart family man who works well w/ others. Been with great mentors. We're excited."— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 15, 2014
The Dolphins will now look to implement Lazor's scheme as they attempt to spark a stagnant offense that averaged less than 20 points a game last year, and finished with just seven points scored in their final two games. A win in either of those contests would have earned Miami its first playoff berth since 2008.